The inter-linkage between TB and malnutrition is bi-directional. While TB leads the patient to malnutrition, the risk of developing active TB increases due to malnutrition.
Sustainable control of malaria can help improve nutritional status of endemic communities.
While nutrition is a centre-piece in brain functioning, disciplined lifestyle, physical activity and staying hydrated also help.
Recently launched Health Star Rating system can be made more effective and reliable with the support of the existing Nutrition Fact Table.
Social and behaviour change communication can help broaden and deepen Swachh Bharat Mission to end open defecation, which impacts health and also causes stunting in children
Ushering in behaviour change to reduce undernutrition, hidden hunger and non-communicable diseases can help build back a healthier nation
While vaccinations offer a partial respite from serious morbidities, prevention is still the most effective weapon against the coronavirus and pandemic related food emergencies
The Right to Food is one of the fundamental human rights and it is intertwined with other rights including the right to life and health.
In an open letter ahead of the upcoming G7 Summit, World Food Prize Laureates have written to G7 Heads to address the triple threat of Covid-19, climate change and conflict
Cross sectoral collaboration by establishing common platforms for knowledge sharing, including nutritional targets in water, sanitation and hygiene goals and vice versa, can help ensure sustainable solutions.
Provision of adequate and nutritious diets would serve its purpose better if popularised among intended beneficiaries through credible communication, particularly during health emergencies
Safe water, sustainable sanitation and good hygiene practices are the keys to the scaling-up nutrition among the vulnerable population groups in India
Shorter, local and climate-smart food supply chains are more likely to respond to local needs and empower the most vulnerable.
Adequate nutrition through the diversification of the food systems is vital for promoting health of people and the planet
Women's leaders at the centre and the top are key to cradle a healthy future for India as they have a trickle-down effect in breaking the vicious cycle of malnutrition at grassroots
Nutrition sensitive interventions coupled with community participation can lead to transformational improvement in indicators
This World Health Day, India is reminded that it can accelerate its development journey by combating undernutrition in tribal children using a whole-system and whole-community approach
Enhancement of the quality of nutrition services and strengthening of the community’s role in delivering them is the call this World Health Day
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.